Bieber pitches Indians past Angels 6-2
Bieber (11-4) allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked none. Bieber, the All-Star Game MVP, is 9-2 in his last 15 starts.
Cleveland is 37-15 since June 4, the best record in the major leagues in that span. After trailing by as many as 11½ games in early June, the Indians started Sunday three games back of AL Central-leading Minnesota.
YANKEES 7, RED SOX 4
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge homered early and a makeshift New York Yankees lineup pounded David Price in a victory that sent the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox to their eighth straight loss.
The banged-up Yankees won their fifth straight and completed the first four-game sweep of their longtime rivals since August 2009. New York (72-39) maintained its eight-game lead in the AL East over Tampa Bay and dropped the third-place Red Sox a whopping 14 1/2 behind — not to mention 6 1/2 games out of a playoff spot.
Boston has dropped eight in a row for the first time since an eight-game skid in July 2015.
Yankees All-Star second baseman Gleyber Torres was lifted in the late innings with a core injury and sent to the hospital for tests. Third baseman Gio Urshela was removed a few innings after fouling a ball off each leg in a span of three pitches.
Handed a 7-0 lead after three innings, J.A. Happ improved to 10-4 against the sluggish Red Sox, who finished 1-8 in the Bronx this year and are 4-11 in the season series.
A day after Astros newcomer Aaron Sanchez and three relievers combined on a no-hitter, Verlander (15-4) took over the major league wins lead and left with an AL-best 2.68 ERA.
Roberto Osuna worked the ninth for his 25th save. The victory improved Houston to 12-1 against Seattle this season and 38-12 against the AL West.
METS 13, PIRATES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mets star Robinson Canó appears headed back to the injured list after straining his left hamstring, an injury that overshadowed Noah Syndergaard’s sparkling outing.
Canó singled in the fourth inning for his third hit of the game and ninth hit in his last 15 at-bats. He pulled up after rounding first and grabbed at the back of his leg.
Syndergaard (8-5) allowed three hits, singled twice and pitched shutout ball into the seventh.
New York won for the ninth time in 10 games.
Pittsburgh’s Joe Musgrove (8-10) gave up eight runs and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tanner Roark pitched five innings to get the win in his Oakland debut.
St. Louis fell 1½ games back of NL Central-leading Chicago, which swept Milwaukee with a 7-2 victory.
Roark (7-7) allowed one run and four hits in his first start since he was acquired in a trade with Cincinnati. Liam Hendriks retired three batters for his 11th save.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy’s fourth hit was a game-ending, two-run double, and the Dodgers rallied from a late three-run deficit for a wild victory.
Muncy had a homer and two doubles while driving in three runs. Four Dodgers added two RBIs apiece as the NL West leaders took three of four from San Diego with a huge comeback at Chavez Ravine.
Pedro Baez (6-2) pitched the ninth for the win.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yonny Chirinos allowed one run in five innings before leaving with a hand injury, and Tampa Bay matched its longest winning streak this season at six games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devin Smeltzer pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning for his first major league win, and Minnesota finished off a three-game sweep.
Trevor Story homered for the fifth straight game against San Francisco. It’s tied for the longest home run streak against an opponent in Rockies history.
Donovan Solano went deep twice for the Giants, the first to lead off the game and again in the third inning off Freeland (3-9). He nearly had a third when he drove a ball to the wall in right in the fifth inning that was caught.
Freeland, who was 17-7 with a 2.85 ERA last year, hadn’t won since beating Philadelphia on April 18.
San Francisco’s Tyler Beede (3-6) gave up five runs in 3 2/3 innings.
Heyward and Kyle Schwarber homered as the NL Central leaders won for the 11th time in 13 games at Wrigley Field.
Christian Yelich hit his major league-best 37th homer for Milwaukee, which has dropped four straight and six of seven.
Milwaukee rookie Trent Grisham picked up his first major league hit in the first and his first homer in the eighth. He went 3 for 4 in his third big league game.
Darvish (4-5) allowed one run and five hits, struck out eight and walked none. He retired 10 straight batters at one point.
Milwaukee starter Adrian Houser (4-5) yielded four runs and nine hits in five innings.
Marte’s third-inning line drive got by diving center fielder Gerardo Parra and rolled to the wall, near the 413-foot mark in left-center. Marte beat a high throw to home plate, eluding the tag by catcher Yan Gomes, for a solo homer and a 4-2 lead.
Jones broke a 5-all tie with a two-run single off Wander Suero (3-6) with two outs in the seventh.
The Phillies are still in the NL wild-card hunt but lost two of three at home to the below-.500 White Sox. Not even appearances by Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Pedro Martinez and the rest of the 2009 NL champions could inspire the Phillies and they trailed all the way against Reynaldo Lopez (6-9) and three relievers.
Philadelphia left-hander Drew Smyly (2-6) permitted five runs in five innings.
A day after blowing a save chance in his Braves debut, Greene (0-1) gave up four hits and three runs in one inning.
Atlanta star Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth off Amir Garrett, thumping his chest and yelling at the Braves’ dugout as he flung his bat while leaving the batter’s box. Acuña hit a 10th-inning single that lifted Atlanta to a 5-4 win on Saturday night.
Calhoun pulled a 2-0 pitch from Nick Ramirez just inside the right-field line and into the corner. Calhoun later scored on a wild pitch.
José Cisnero (0-3) walked the first two batters of the seventh and was replaced by Ramirez with two outs.
Rafael Montero (1-0) closed with 2 1/3 scoreless innings for his first major league win since September 2017 with the New York Mets. Texas’ four-game win streak is its longest since a six-game streak in late June.
Mancini has 15 RBIs in 13 games against Toronto this season.
The Orioles won a mistake-prone game with wild pitches, misplayed balls, costly walks and baserunning errors.
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